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Dick Barnes + Linda

Terry and I worked together at NAS Whidbey and lived next door to each other. He had an awesome sense of humor and a wonderful view on life. It was an honor to serve with Terry.

Terry Lee Overly


Terry Lee Overly, 72 from Fernandina Beach FL, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at the Hospice Center in Fernandina Beach, FL.

Terry was born on October 25, 1949, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Milton Overly and Louise Vivan. Terry grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Skagit Valley High School 1966. After graduating, he went into the Navy, when he married his wife Linda in 1971. Throughout the years of marriage, they had 3 children combined. His children remember him as a loving father that was a hard worker that loved to pull pranks and joke around. He had a big heart and a deep love for Nascar.

Terry worked as an aircraft inspector for the Navy for 21 years and retired in 1988. After retiring from the Navy, he worked in Oil service industry until he fully retired in 2008. He was devoted Dale Earnhardt fan and loved any kind of puzzles/model airplanes.

Terry leaves behind his wife, Linda, of 50 years of marriage; daughters, Gail (Jerrald) Hendrix and Terri (Yancy) Edenfield and son Paul (Brandy) Overly; 7 grandchildren, Christian Overly, Trae (Dolores) Norman, Alexis (Kyle) Horne, Jaret Hendrix, Natilie Overly, Brandon Edenfield, and Jenna Hendrix; 2 great grandchildren, Harmon Overly and Niomi Norman. 2 sisters and 5 brother, 6 sister in-laws, 7 brother in-laws and their families along with serval nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brother Joe Overly and brother in-law, Robert Donald Horton.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm, Wednesday April 6th, at Oxley-Heard funeral home located at 1305 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 7th, at 2:30 pm, lane 2, at the Jacksonville National Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. (Please arrive 20 minutes early).

Donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warriors project. (

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